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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Let's Think Spring!



Once again, it is time for Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch. Thank you for hosting my favorite meme, Susan.

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This week I decided on green and white for no special reason other than green is my favorite color.

I started with a off-white machine made lace tablecloth that I found at the thrift store long ago.


I layered green and white plates and topped them with some Homer Laughlin Priscilla soup/salad bowls that belonged to my husband's grandmother and was gifted to me at Thanksgiving, by his cousin, Beverly. Back stamp says Homer Laughlin Made in USA HOUSEHOLD INSTITUTE Priscilla. The Household Institute line was the result of a 1941 agreement between the Homer Laughlin China Company and the Club Aluminum Company. The line was purchased specifically for Club Aluminum's continuity plans in their food stores divisions and was produced for several years.

The green dinner and salad plates were purchased at TJMaxx, both on sale, a while back. There is a shield on the back with a B in the center, Made in China. The white inner plate was a thrift store find.


The "charger" plate, which is actually a dinner plate.



The "dinner" plate. The backstamp has Totally Today, Made in China. Replacements, Ltd. doesn't list the pattern name or actual maker.


Salad plate.



Soup/salad bowl.


Layers of plates!


Back stamp on the soup/salad bowl.


The glassware is Anchor Hocking Wexford produced from 1967 until 1998.


Placesetting.


Placesetting with early afternoon sun hitting the table.


Centerpiece is just candles and a wicker topiary orbs in a green/white urn, all of which were found at thrift stores.





Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog...it is very much appreciated. Hope to see you again next week.

56 comments:

Marsha said...

So beautiful once again. I love the spring greens :) You have so many settings -where do you store it all?

Anonymous said...

I think this weeks is my favorite!
Beautiful job!

Denise said...

Yah! We have the same bowls.They were my Grandmas.

Annie said...

Pretty, I love the soft green color. Might be painting my family room in a version of soft green. I have a zillion paint chips on my kitchen table.

Anonymous said...

Love this tablescape. As you know, I am a big fan of scalloped dishes. Glad you are safely home and appreciate you making Tuesdays so fun. Hugs, bbb

Anonymous said...

Do you actually serve your meals with these settings? And, when do you use the silverware if left handed? Very pretty...the soup bowl is my favorite.

Jo said...

I love green too, and this beautiful setting makes me remember spring is just around the corner.Love the photo's of Mr Sun shining in!
~Jo

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love the soft green of those plates and that fancy edge. I love how they look with the flowered soup bowls...very pretty!

Anonymous said...

I love the light spring colors to lift the spirit in all this snow we have. I enjoy all you settings.
Jean

Anonymous said...

Pretty, like you I also love green-my kitchen is in 2 shades of green. It reminds me of spring, my favorite time of yr.

Sue-Phx

Anonymous said...

pretty table, as always....wish it were spring here in vermont....
judy

Linda @ A La Carte said...

So pretty! I love greens also and think we could fill a store with all our green dishes. Love the pitcher on the table, where did you get that? I have a vase that looks sorta like that pattern. hugs, Linda

Anonymous said...

Green is my favorite color too. Beautiful table.

Magic

Blondie's Journal said...

Very, very pretty! I love the layers! The pattern on the bowl really looks spring~like and made me smile. I like the wicker orbs, they make a nice centerpiece! I love this!

XO,
Jane

Kathleen said...

Welcome home!
Very pretty table, M. I love those green plates, what nice texture on them!
And yes, let's think spring cause this global warming is killing me! :)

Carol said...

Very pretty, Marigene! Love the greens, and I really like the soup bowls, my grandma had something similar but not those exact.

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Marigene, that "rim shot" of the stacked dishes is SO pretty! I love your "new" floral bowls -- that pattern reminds me of some dishes my grandmother had. Lovely green and white table!

Debbie said...

Yes, let's think spring! I love the spring greens.

Tim Gronek said...

Green is also one of my favorite colors. I like this tablescape. The table cloth reminds me of the old crocheted ones my grandmother used to make with thread! You seem to have a great eye for deals as well. Way to go Marigene!!

Anonymous said...

w4gw4eg

Anonymous said...

I still have the same glasses from my Grandmother. I love when you use them. RC-from snowy Boston

Red Couch Recipes said...

First of all I want say I am sorry for your loss. I missed last week's post. I also was able to spend Christmas with my father on his last -- so sorry. I like your layering of modern and old plates on this tableseeting. The Home Laughlin bowl is so pretty -- love the green plate too. This is a very soft and pretty table. Joni

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Yes, let's do think spring! I'm ready! Beautiful dishes and how wonderful of your husband's cousin to give them to you.

lulumusing said...

You are thinking spring, and for us Texas gals, it will probably be here sooner than for some who are snowed under.

Debbie said...

I love green too, and this has such a great shade of it. My favorite shot of all is the one with the layers of plates. That REALLY shows how lovely the edges are.

Marlis said...

beautiful table. I love green myself and i think it's always perfect on a table! Your brief history lesson is much appreciated as I'm still learning my way around..

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Your pretty table does make me think of Spring!

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

Love this table . and I am certainly anxious for Spring! Love the Wexford .. had lots of it when we were first married ... and now our daughter collects it! Thanks for sharing ...and thanks for visiting my pinecones!

Alycia Nichols said...

What a fabulous shade of green! It really DOES make me think spring. With all this icky snow on the ground, I needed a pick-me-up like that! I am so sick of this cold weather, and it's just beginning for us here in the Kansas City area! February is often much worse than December and January. :-( Thanks for stopping by my place earlier, and I hope you have a really restful week! Take care!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

So peaceful and promising! I can't wait until there is more green outdoors too! Like the map at the bottom of your page--what a great idea. Linda

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

Beautiful table! We were both hoping for Spring this week!

Lana said...

Oooh...I LOVE the green! This is a beautiful spring-y and freshly gorgeous table!

Thanks so much for your kind comment on my post!!

Hugs/blessings,
Lana

Deanna said...

Really like the green dishes...think they are so very pretty!
Nice table and I'm thinking green represents Spring.
Thinkin' SPRING!!!
I am ready for Spring to be here.

Thank you for visiting HomeHaven.
Good to hear from you,
d

Mary said...

This is a very pretty table scape! I would like to invite you to link this up to my new link party, Masterpiece Monday, at Boogieboard Cottage. The link will be up all week. Take care, Mary :O)

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Marigene...

Sooo very pretty and sooo spring like, my friend! I love your sage green plates from TJ Maxx...the embossed pattern is just gorgeous! I think that this pretty green paired with white just sings of spring! Ohhh...and the salad bowls...sooo pretty! It seems to me that I remember my grandma having that pattern. I'm not sure what happened to them. Thank you for sharing your beautiful spring table with us and also all the lovely photos! I loved the photos of the sunlight shining upon the table!

I also wanted to thank you for coming by and taking a peek at my silver tablescape! I really enjoyed your visit and sweet note, my friend! You asked about the manufacturer of the white plates with the intertwining silver rings. There are no marks whatsoever on the back of the plates. I have wondered if someone handcrafted them...I just don't know. Anyway, thank you for the sweet compliments! I really have enjoyed that set!

Warmest winter wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Pat said...

I am ready to think Spring! Pretty table. I love Homer Laughlin.

Diann @ the Thrifty Groove said...

Very pretty Marigene! I like the softnes of the shades of green you chose today. And the photos are so pretty!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Beautiful table!! Love your dishes. Everything looks so elegant.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

Komali Nunna said...

Beautiful layering of dishes, Mimi. Love your collection.

Anita said...

I always love seeing the Wexford. I wish I could find some around here. Love the green plates too. It's all pretty, as always and I LOVE the flatware. I can't believe you gave those snowman plates away! I almost did last year, but the kids liked them so we are still using them.

Dining Delight said...

So lovely! The plates you chose go together beautifully and look great with that lace tablecloth!

DD

Entertaining Women said...

The Homer Laughlin coupe soup is gorgeous against the beautiful textured plates. It's so cool that the gorgeous natural light that slices across your table becomes an interegal part of your tablescape. Thank you for sharing your lovely design and for stopping by my post. Cherry Kay

Entertaining Women said...

The Homer Laughlin coupe soup is gorgeous against the beautiful textured plates. It's so cool that the gorgeous natural light that slices across your table becomes an interegal part of your tablescape. Thank you for sharing your lovely design and for stopping by my post. Cherry Kay

Mary said...

Green is one of my favorite colors too! Your layered plates & Priscilla bowl are lovely on your table!

Designs on 47th Street said...

I love how you layered these dishes. They make for setting such a pretty table. Just lovely!

Donna

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Marigene, I love the subtleness of this tablescape combined with the pretty pop of color on the flowers. Just a very pretty tablescape.

XO,

Sheila :-)

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Hi Marigene,

I adore your green plates & of course your glasswares. So pretty. I am drooling, you know *wink...


Have a blessed w/end.
/chie

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Marigene! Love the bowls against that green!! SO pretty! Green is one of my favorite colors and this tablescape is SO pretty!!

LOVE IT!

Lou Cinda

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
I love your Tablescape just Beautiful ~~~ I hope you and your family have a nice weekend !!!
Diane

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Another beautiful tablescape, Marigene! I especailly love the embossed green plates...so pretty! I hope you are having a great weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Luncheons at the Junction said...

How alike we are in our thinking this week! Vintage and Green - I think we are on the same wavelength. I love the tablecloth - I am still trying to find one in good condition that is as beautiful as this one. Thanks for sharing!

Beth said...

Your charger plates are lovely and your soup bowls beautiful too. What a pretty table!
Blessings, Beth

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Pretty table. I love the green plates. I have the same ones but only in white and in blue. I never did see them in green. But I love them. Your soup bowls are beautiful as well. Thanks for stopping by my blog & for leaving me a comment. You are always so good to do so. I am terrible in reciprocating sometimes.

xinex said...

Very pretty! I love the colors and pattern of the plates...Christine

Anonymous said...

Marigene, the soup/salad bowls look better on your table than in my cabinet. I almost missed this one. Beautiful as always.
"cuz"

Pat said...

Thanks for the visit. I am really enjoying your green and white tablescape. That lace cloth is beautiful, and I am attracted to that nice soft green layering in your plates.

Pat